Fike Corporation, Blue Springs, Mo., named Brad Batz its president effective immediately.

"On behalf of the entire Fike team, we are excited to have Brad in this position where his leadership and vision will help guide our future growth," said Chuck Kopoulos, Fike's chief executive officer. "Brad is a valued member of our global leadership team.  His insight and experience make him a natural fit for this expanded role," Kopoulos said.

In this role, Batz leads all corporate functions, which include manufacturing, quality, supply chain, finance, human resources and information technology.

Prior to this position, Batz led Fike's oil & gas business unit where his responsibilities included new product development, sales, and customer service and support. He also previously led Fike's Corporate Operations where he was  responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, quality and continuous improvement activities around the world.

Fike Corporation was founded in 1945 and currently has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Its global headquarters is located in Blue Springs, Mo., and the company has operations in 13 countries. Fike provides safety solutions that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization through its complete line of products.